Georgia O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887–March 6, 1986) remains one of the most revolutionary painters of the 20th century. She created an influential and still beloved modernism, abstracting familiar shapes like flowers, mountains, and buildings. Her associations with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and others, have left us a rich record of the power of her presence, along with her paintings.
In 1966, Life magazine photographer John Loengard was asked to document the daily life of Georgia O'Keeffe at her Ghost Ranch home near Abiquiu, New Mexico, where she produced much of her iconic work. The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery holds 48 photos from the series in their collections.